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The Damaging Effects of This Year’s Texas Legislative Session Must Not Be Underestimated

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

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Louisiana Rescinds Anti-Choice Regulation After Planned Parenthood Challenge

The Planned Parenthood Center for Choice will be able to move forward with a plan to expand access to abortion care in New Orleans.

The Planned Parenthood Center for Choice will be able to move forward with a plan to expand access to abortion care in New Orleans.

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Roberts Court Once More Rules in Favor of the Affordable Care Act

Conservatives opposed to the expansion of health-care access lost big before the Roberts Court Thursday as the Court ruled 6 to 3 that subsidies to purchase insurance be available nationwide.

Conservatives opposed to the expansion of health-care access lost big before the Roberts Court Thursday as the Court ruled 6 to 3 that subsidies to purchase insurance be available nationwide.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Dares House GOP to Overturn New D.C. Law: ‘Go Ahead’

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) may not be allowed to vote in the House, but she is still threatening to make life difficult for House Republicans if they keep trying to overturn D.C.’s new Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) may not be allowed to vote in the House, but she is still threatening to make life difficult for House Republicans if they keep trying to overturn D.C.’s new Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act.

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California Law Removes Public Assistance Barrier for Homeless People

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

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Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

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Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit.

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.

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New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

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Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close.

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close.

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The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decision

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates.

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